The 2010 SUAWTM Awards

June 13, 2011

Now that the annual Oscar frenzy has abated, we would like to present the 2010 Shut Up and Watch The Movie Awards.  (AKA: the 2010 SUAWTM Awards, or the Zippies.)

Best Picture:

Winner: Inception

Inception was a unanimous decision between the four of us. There was no discussion or deliberation whatsoever. But with all the buzz surrounding Christopher Nolan’s epic, it shouldn’t be any surprise to you that Inception tops our list.

Runners up for Best Picture:

Nate:  True Grit, and The Town

Chris:  Toy Story 3

Luke:  Get Low

Isaac:  How to Train Your Dragon, 127 Hours

Worst Picture:

Winner: The Last Airbender

M. Night Shymalan managed to take a beloved anime series and turn it into an infamously awful feature film. With hordes of disappointed moviegoers and a crushing 6% rating on Rotten Tomatoes, The Last Airbender truly belongs at the bottom of the heap.

Runners Up:

Nate:  Step Up 3D

Chris:  Legion

Luke:  Clash of the Titans

Isaac:  Clash of the Titans

Biggest Pleasant Surprise:

Winner: The Social Network

Who would’ve thought a movie about some college geeks creating Facebook could be so fascinating?

Runners Up:

Nate: How To Train Your Dragon

Chris:  The Secret of Kells

Luke:  The Book of Eli

Isaac: The Karate Kid, and Kick-Ass

Biggest Disappointment:

Winner: Narnia: Voyage of the Dawn Treader

We liked Eustace, but we hated the “ambiguous green mist of evil”. Really? That’s your plot device?

Runners Up:

Nate:  Iron Man 2, and Alice In Wonderland

Chris:  Superman/Batman: Apocalypse

Luke:  Alice in Wonderland

Isaac: Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Best Movie No One Saw:

Winner: Get Low

The only thing more surprising than the outstanding quality of this film, was it’s extremely limited release. Bill Murray is as hilariously dead pan as always and Robert Duvall gives a powerful and moving performance.

Runners Up:

Nate:  How To Train Your Dragon

Chris:  Batman: Under the Red Hood

Luke:  The Secret of Kells

Isaac:  Batman: Under the Red Hood

Most Overrated:

Winner: Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows part 1

This wasn’t a bad movie, but it was far from the cinematic second-coming of Christ it was hyped up to be.

Runners Up:

Nate:  Iron Man 2

Chris:  Iron Man 2

Luke:  Alice in Wonderland

Isaac:  Black Swan

Most Underrated:

Winner: The Book of Eli

What looked like ‘Mad Max 4’ turned out to be a surprisingly unique and engaging film.

Runners Up:

Nate:  The Town

Chris:  The Secret of Kells

Luke:  Scott Pilgrim vs. The World

Isaac:  Easy A

Best use of 3D:

Winner: How To Train Your Dragon

3D is a scam to get people into the theater while raising ticket prices. How To Train Your Dragon is the exception to that rule.

Runners Up:

Nate:  How To Train Your Dragon

Chris:  Toy Story 3

Luke:  (Luke is morally opposed to 3D)

Isaac:  Resident Evil: Afterlife

Best Family Film:

Winner: Toy Story 3

We’ve got to hand it to Pixar, Toy Story 3 is every bit as good (if not better) than the original.

Runners Up:

Nate:  How To Train Your Dragon

Chris:  The Karate Kid

Luke:  The Secret of Kells

Isaac:  How To Train Your Dragon

Best Original Score:

Winner: Inception


Runners Up:

Nate:  How To Train Your Dragon

Chris: The Secret of Kells

Luke:  Book of Eli

Isaac: How to Train Your Dragon


3 Responses to “The 2010 SUAWTM Awards”

  1. We agree with many of your opinions. A few we differ on:

    We are not afraid to go against the grain. Aside from a few interesting concepts, Inception was really overrated in our opinion.

    Last Airbender had quality production values if nothing else. It certainly would have fared better if it had not been based on the TV franchise for which so many had predispositions.

    Harry Potter… Ugh. We do not disagree. That series has become dark and depressing.

  2. Isaac Says:

    I have to add that 127 hours was a fantastic movie, and is worth a respectful nod under the “Best Movie No-One Saw” and “Pleasantly Surprising” category.

  3. […] Let us know in the comments! Don’t forget to check out last year’s SUAWTM Awards, the 2010 Zippies. And as always, please, Shut up and Enjoy the […]

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